Sr. Technical Specialist, System Safety Validation

Newark, CANewarkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSeptember 21, 2023

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobilityAt Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility. We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience. Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.We are currently seeking a Sr. Technical Specialist, System Safety Validation Engineer to join our Software Quality team. This requires an experienced professional with a background in functional safety system requirements and software quality assurance. The ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, possess the ability to learn quickly, and strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

    • Drive and lead the validation efforts of functional safety system requirements in modern vehicles based on analysis of their electrical-electronic architecture
    • Apply electrical circuit analysis and in-vehicle communication system knowledge to develop test plans and test cases to facilitate validation of functional safety requirements and safety goals to validate the safety concept as per the system architecture of one or more functional domains/electronic control units in vehicle
    • Work with cross-functional teams to drive SOTIF and ISO 26262 based safety risk and enterprise risk analysis to aid the leadership in feature delivery rollout and scaling efforts
    • Drive and lead establishment of a Safety Management System (SMS) and Risk working groups for different domains in the vehicle to triage safety anomalies by estimating the risk and informing the leadership of safety risks and steps needed to triage them to aid new market launches/scaling
    • Work with internal teams and suppliers to define roles and responsibilities regarding the validation effort
    • Plan, define, implement, track, and coordinate all activities related to functional safety validation
    • Develop and execute project specific validation plan based on ISO 26262, UL 4600, and PAS/ISO 21448 (SOTIF)
    • Communicate safety design considerations to internal and external teams as discovered through the validation efforts 
    • Lead and support cross- functional teams in verification of functional safety activities
    • Build, lead and manage the Lucid Functional Safety Validation and Risk Working Groups
    • Develop, implement, and assess performance metrics for Functional Safety Validation and Risk Working Group members


    • 8+ years of experience with analysis or validation of safety related features for ADAS, performance attributes, infotainment, comfort, safety, security, and charging systems
    • Experience with MATLAB, Vector and/or Peak CAN based tools
    • Experience in FMEAs, Functional Safety management
    • Knowledge of ASPICE, APQP, ISO26262, FMVSS and SAE standards and practices
    • Experience in V-model system development, verification & validation framework
    • Experience in mentoring and guiding team members, fostering their growth and development in the field of system validation


    • Strong technical knowledge of automobile engineering principles, systems, and validation methodologies
    • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities, with a focus on driving resolution of complex system issues


    • Bachelor or Masters in the areas of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related fields
Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors.·       California (Bay Area) - $177,000 - $253,000Additional Compensation and Benefits: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid’s equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs.  (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)Lucid maintains your privacy according to its Candidate Privacy Notice. If you are a California resident, please refer to our California Candidate Privacy Notice. At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.Notice regarding COVID-19 protocols  At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States may or may not be required to provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses). Vaccination requirements are dependent upon location and position, please refer to the job description for more details. Individuals in positions requiring vaccinations may seek a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement and may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team. To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

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